6 Creative Ways to Organize Your Bookshelf

6 Creative Ways to Organize Your Bookshelf

I am two things: an avid reader and an organized person. Or, at least, I’m organized when it comes to things I can see daily, like the books in my bookshelf. I reorganize my bookshelf in different ways every couple of years just to mix it up and make it easier to find the books I most often look for.   Now, you don’t have to organize your books. It’s not for everyone. But if you’re an organized person or if you’re trying to find a way to fit all your numerous books on your bookshelf in an appealing way or you just have …

New Barnes & Noble Shopping App Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving

New Barnes & Noble Shopping App Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Book Culture

With the holiday season approaching, many stores are putting themselves out there, letting consumers know what kind of new products they have and how to get them. Staple bookstore Barnes & Noble is no different.   At a media event in Union Square, they released a holiday gift guide, and announced their revamped products, focusing on educational toys and games, and entertainment items that utilize new technology. However, they also still feature classic items such as the A Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack on vinyl. In addition, a new Nook hit Barnes & Noble shelves with cool new features priced at $119.99.   The biggest announcement …

Korean-American’s Book Rejected Because Characters “Do Not Seem Asian Enough”

Korean-American’s Book Rejected Because Characters “Do Not Seem Asian Enough”

Book Culture

Rejection is a part of life, especially for writers. Their manuscripts are rejected all the time, for various different reasons. And while the rejections are often valid, there are several instances when the rejections just doesn’t make sense.   Popular novelist and screenwriter Leonard Chang was put in a situation where his manuscript for his recently published book, The Lockpicker, was rejected by his editor. Although he got the book published, the reason it was rejected was so crazy that Chang wrote an article about the experience for The Booklist Reader.   The Lockpicker stars Korean-American characters, and according to Chang’s …

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Monumental Film for People of Color, Says Star

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Monumental Film for People of Color, Says Star

As a big reader, my favorite movies to go see are usually those that are adapted from books, especially books I love. That’s why I’m very excited to see the movie version of Madeleine L’Engle’s sci-fi novel A Wrinkle in Time.   Although this is not the first movie adaptation of the 1963 novel, this movie is bringing something different—and very special—to the movie.   A Wrinkle in Time follows the adventures of Meg Murray, her brother Charles Wallace, and her classmate Calvin O’Keefe as they are taken on a journey through space and time by their new, eccentric neighbors …

Hocus Pocus Returns Without Original Sanderson Sistahs!

Hocus Pocus Returns Without Original Sanderson Sistahs!

If you’re a Disney fan, you probably remember the 1993 movie Hocus Pocus. It didn’t do too well in theaters, but once it hit our TV screens, the movie blew up. I was captivated the first time I saw it. It spawned to a witch obsession which lead to me watching several other witch movies and reading books such as Roald Dahl’s The Witches.   For those of you who have seen Hocus Pocus, you remember the Sanderson sisters, everyone’s favorite trio of witches, disintegrating. You also know the ending hinted at the fact that the Sanderson sisters may still be …